## How Much Did you Eat?

### CONCEPT: Weighing and Measuring

#### BRIEF SUMMARY

Read a story about the importance of weighing and measuring foods to know how much phe you are eating. Practice the skills!

#### OBJECTIVES

After completing this activity, children will be able to:

• demonstrate how much they eat by describing the amount as large or small, half or whole, or in simple numbers
• participate in the weighing and measuring of foods at home

#### METHODS

1. Read the story How Much Did You Eat?
• Discuss how you might measure the foods discussed in the story. Demonstrate how to measure foods with the measuring cups and spoons and weigh foods with the scale.
• Why is it important to measure our foods? ( to know how much phe we are eating).
• Demonstrate and discuss large vs. small, half vs. whole, and simple numbers of foods.
3. Practice measuring: As the children suggest ways to measure the foods in the story, let them practice measuring them with the measuring cups and spoons or weighing them with the scale.
4. Distribute the worksheet. Help the children complete it, as needed. Discuss the answers.

#### HOME ACTIVITIES

Let your child participate in the weighing and measuring of foods at home.

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